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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.92
Liaison Jonathan Lantz-Trissel
Submission Date July 26, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Eastern Mennonite University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 2.00 Jim Smucker
VP Enrollment & VP Student Life
Enrollment & Student Life
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:
Yes

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
Both students and employees

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion works to develop and sustain a diverse and welcoming community of learning. It provides education and training on diversity and inclusion; proposes policies and supports practices that foster respect, equity, restorative justice, and dignity for every person. The committee creates spaces for multiple ideas, frameworks, and perspectives to facilitate innovative solutions to oppression, prejudices, and biases. It encourages the critique of dominant narratives and works to develop a campus culture that listens to and learns from counter-narratives. The committee’s work supports pedagogy, policies and practices that build empathy, develop social justice change agents, and strengthen EMU’s commitment to prepare students, faculty and staff to think, serve, and lead in a global context.

The Multicultural Services office provides leadership and learning opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds. We also develop opportunities and programs for the broader campus that highlight diversity, stimulate dialogue, and build lifelong relationships.


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Most

Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Most

Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Most

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities:

All employees of Eastern Mennonite University are expected to obtain and maintain a high level of cultural competence. Throughout the academic year there are a variety of opportunities to increase cultural competence that include, but are not limited to, specific anti-racism programs (Mindfully Multicultural Workshop, three part training session in spring 2017 by licensed professional counselors Tom Miller and Dr. Greg Czyszczon), annual funding for staff to attend conferences, and department training programs that that highlight cultural integration and proficiency.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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